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Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Works: 220 works in 607 publications in 1 language and 10,229 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Short films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Slapstick comedy films  Chase films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, Production personnel, Author, pmn, Printmaker, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Joseph M Schenck
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

70 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Buster Keaton( Visual )

28 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
The general Cops ; Playhouse( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(College) Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. (The electric house) Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. (Hard luck) A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. (The blacksmith) Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balloonatic: Buster is carried by hot air from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and again somehow manages to stumble into romance
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

21 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The call of the wild by Jack London( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Thornton is an adventurer who travels the Yukon in search of gold. Whe he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog with the strenght of his part-wolf ancestry, Jack's luck changes. A winning $1,000 bet on Buck's stamina is only the first of the rewards that his friendship with the canine will bring. When the pair, along with Jack's friend Shorty, happen upon a woman who's lost her husband in the wild they begin their greatest adventure yet in this rousing tale of camaraderie and adventure"--Container
Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
The general The playhouse ; Cops( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remastered version of the Keaton classic in which he plays an engineer unable to register for service during the Civil War because he is needed to run his train. Instead, he inadvertently becomes a hero without enlisting
Sherlock Jr. and, Three ages( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another comedy for film-lovers (that plays upon the conventions of cinema), Three Ages is a clever spoof of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. In Keaton's multi-narrative epic, man's primal quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Bell boy] Arbuckle and Keaton as bellboys at a small town hotel, which they eventually completely wreck. Features Arbuckle's classic "shaving routine," where he progressively turns a Rasputin-like character into General Grant, Abraham Lincoln and then into the Kaiser
Born to be bad by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childless couple agree to take a boy into their home after his mother is declared unfit. The mother is determined to take advantage of the man and tries to blackmail him. In the end, selfless love and charity are celebrated in this heartwarming movie
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rough house] Contains Arbuckle's famous "roll dance," where at the breakfast table, he sticks two forks each into a separate roll and then uses them to do a parody of Charlie Chaplin's walk. Chaplin, appreciating the gag, later expanded on it for use in his film "The Gold Rush."
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Joseph Schenck

Joseph Schenck produttore cinematografico russo

Joseph Schenck US-amerikanischer Filmindustrieller

Schenck, Joe 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph M.

Джозеф М. Шенк

Шенк, Джозеф

ג'וזף שנק

جوزف ام. شنک تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی


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